Talk about warm and cozy! I mean how do you get cozier than a cup of hot chocolate? Well what if you add in some warm chai spices, like cardamon and cinnamon and nutmeg! Masala spiced hot chocolate is the ultimate cup of cozy on those cold winter days!
Can't wait for the next snow day! Better yet, don't wait for a snow day, the weather is cold enough these days that a masala chai spiced hot chocolate is going to be needed everyday this week!
How do you make Masala Spiced Hot Chocolate?
It's so embarrassingly simple! Just a some chai spices to your hot chocolate while its simmering away.
First step is to get your milk simmering on the stove with your favorite chai spices. I do not recommend using water for this because I think its best when its creamy. But you can definitely, sub milk with your favorite non-dairy alternative.
I like to use these spices, I think they compliment chocolate the best!
- Cardamom Pods
- Star Anise
Next add in your favorite scoop or two of hot chocolate mix and that's basically it! For an extra creamy hot chocolate experience, use a milk frother or even an immersion blender to blender the mixture until smooth. Just remember to remove the whole spices before using an immersion blender in the mixture.
Let's Top it with Homemade Whipped Cream
For even more creaminess, top the masala hot chocolate with homemade cardamom vanilla whipped cream!
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer (preferably with a cold mixing bowl and whisk attachments) whip heavy cream, a little vanilla extract and cardamom together until light and airy. Add in a little sugar for sweetness, if desired.
You might also be interested in these other chai fusion recipes:
Soft Pumpkin Chai Snickerdoodles
Chai and Biscuits Ice Cream (No-Churn)
Masala Chai Hot Chocolate with Cardamom Vanilla Whipped Cream
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons Hot Chocolate Mix
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 star anise
- 3-5 cloves
- 3 green cardamom pods
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg freshly grated
Cardamom Vanilla Whipped Cream
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ teaspoons sugar optional
Masala Chai Spiced Hot Chocolate
- In small saucepan on medium high heat, simmer milk and all of the whole spices for about 3 minutes. Before it comes to a boil, stir in the hot chocolate mix.
- Simmer for a few minutes, whisking occasionally. Remove whole spices from the pot. Pour into a mug, while straining out the whole spices and serve with marshmallows or Cardamom Vanilla Whipped Cream.
Cardamom Vanilla Whipped Cream
- For best results, chill mixing bowl and whisk attachments before whipping cream.
- In a mixing bowl, combine heavy whipping cream, sugar, vanilla and cardamom. Whip the mixture, with a whisk attachment until you get soft peaks, a light and airy topping.
It is so cold here, and we have been shovelling snow. This is just what I need to warm up from the cold. I am going to enjoy some today.
Hope you enjoy it!
Absolutely delicious! Perfect for this cold weather!
Thank you! it definitely is warm and cozy!
This masala spiced hot chocolate was so delicious! I loved how warming it was!
So glad you thought so too!
This is so yummy! We have had snow on the ground for a week, and this version of hot chocolate was by far our favorite. Thanks for the yummy inspiration!
So so glad to hear!!
Wow-what a beautiful flavored hot chocolate. I have to try this. So unique and sounds delicious.
Thanks!! Hope you like it!
This looks decadent! I love that it’s a totally different take on hot chocolate and I can’t wait to try it! Forecast is for snow tomorrow so this sounds like the perfect snowy weather drink !
Yes definitely it will be perfect for snowy weather!!
i love this spiced hot chocoalte. its already like a hybrid of chai and hot coco
Yess! So glad you liked it!
Wowww...!! This Feels warm and cozy, definitely a keeper recipe.
Thanks!! It definitely is!
I love masala chai spice but not yet on a chocolate drink, will try this out, looks so good.
Its super nice and warming together!
Usually when making hot chocolate I usually go for the pre-packaged versions. Well, this recipe is making me want to never go back!!!
I know how you feel!
this warm and spiced hot cocao is perfect on a chili day!
So warm and cozy!